Online Auditions

Thank you for your patience as we create alternative audition procedures in response to SF State’s COVID-19 safety measures. As the University will not be holding face-to-face instruction or gatherings at this time, all remaining in-person Spring 2020 audition dates have been cancelled. In an effort to continue with our admission process, all audition participants must submit a recorded audition online until further notice.

Please read the information below very carefully:

  • All recordings must be submitted no later than Monday April 6th. Review process for submissions received after this date may be significantly delayed.
  • Submit your recording through the School of Music Online Audition Form. If you have already emailed audition links to the School of Music please submit again through this form.
  • We are offering placement exams on Friday August 21, 2020, which is the Friday before the start of the Fall semester. You may sign up for this exam when completing the audition submission form. An additional placement exams date may be added, but at this time we cannot confirm if or when that will happen.
  • Placement exams will now take place online.  Please check this page for updates in the coming weeks.  If you had previously signed up for the placement exams you will be contacted regarding the online exams. 
  • Placement exams are optional and do not affect your acceptance into the program. They are offered so that we can make sure you’ll be enrolled in the appropriate level of each course. Student who opt-out of taking placement exams can enroll in the intro level of Music core classes.

After we receive your submission, our faculty will review your materials and reach out if they have any additional questions, and to follow up with you about your admission results. Please be patient and allow adequate time for the faculty to review the auditions as we may receive a large number of submissions. Faculty will review each application as promptly as possible.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Auditions and placement exams are not required to enter the Bachelor of Arts program.  However, we recommend that all entering B.A. students take the placement exams so you can be placed in a class appropriate to your skill level.

If you would like 1/2-hour private lessons as part of your B.A. program, please contact Dr. Ginwala ( for more information.

Bachelor of Music

Students entering the Bachelor of Music program are required to audition and take the placement exams.

Master of Arts in Music

Students entering the Master of Arts in Music program are not required to audition but are required to take the graduate level placement exams.

Master of Music

Students entering the Master of Music Program are required to audition and take the graduate level placement exams.

Audition and Placement Exam information is located on these information pages: